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Bulbourethral Gland
One of a pair of exocrine glands near the male urethra
Cowper gland
Bulbourethral gland
ejaculation
ejection of sperm and fluid from the male urethra
ejaculatory duct
tube through which semen enters the urethra
epididymis (plural: epididymides)
one of a pair of long, tightly coiled tubes lying on top of each testis. It carries sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the vas deferens
erectile dysfunction
inability of an adult male to achieve an erection; impotence
flagellum
hair-like projection on a sperm cell that makes it motile (able to move)
fraternal twins
two infants born of the same pregnancy from two separate ova fertilized by two different sperm
glans penis
sensitive tip of the penis
identical twins
two infants resulting from division of one ferilized egg into two distinct embryos.
impotence
inability of an adult male to achieve an erection; erectile dysfunction
interstitial cell of the testis
cells that lie between the seminiferous tubules and produce the hormone testosterone. A pituitary gland hormone (lutenizing hormone [LH]) stimulates the interstitial cells to produce testosterone
parenchyma
tissue composed of the essential cells of any organ. In the testes, parenchymal tissue includes seminiferous tubules that produce sperm
perineum
Area between the anus and scrotum in the male
prepuce (foreskin)
skin covering the tip of the penis
prostate gland
Gland, in men, at the base of the urinary bladder that secretes a fluid into the urethra during ejaculation
scrotum
External sac that contains the testes in men
semen
Spermatozoa and fluid (prostatic and other glandular secretions)
seminal vesicle
either of paired sac-like male glands that secrete a fluid into the c=vas deferens
seminiferous tubules
Narrow, coiled tubules that produce sperm in the testes
spermatozoon (plural: spermatozoa)
sperm cell
sterilization
any procedure rendering an individual incapable of reproduction; for example, vasectomy and tubal ligation
stroma
Supportive, connective tissue of an organ, as distinguished from its parenchyma
testis (plural: testes)
male gonad that produces spermatozoa and the hormone testosterone; testicle
testosterone
hormone secreted by tin interstitial tissue of the testes; responsible for male sex characteristics
vas deferens
Narrow tube (one on each side) that carries sperm from the epididymis into the body and toward the urethra. Also called ductus deferens